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Penticton Search and Rescue called out for second time in a week

Image Credit: Submitted/Penticton SAR stock photo
May 14, 2015 - 7:29 AM

PENTICTON - A 59-year-old mountain biker was rescued from Campbell Mountain last night after he somehow injured himself.

Penticton Search and Rescue was called in by B.C. Ambulance just before 8 p.m. and nine responders attended, according to a release this morning, May 14. Darkness prevented use of a helicopter so they sent out a 4 x 4 rescue truck and two UTVs to find the man, then brought in three medical first responders who escorted the man to a waiting ambulance.

The injuries were described as serious but not life threatening. 

It capped a busy week for the team. On May 7, 15 Penticton SAR members evacuated a man in his early 50s after he seriously injured himself while climbing at Skaha Bluffs.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was edited and corrected shortly after publishing.

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